10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating… Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release Paul Sexton – […]

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Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins And Other Jazz Artists Highlight 2019 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

Each year, the GRAMMY® (The Recording Academy) selects twenty-five recordings comprised of singles and albums to induct into its growing Hall of Fame. This is the 46th year of the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame that now lists a total of 1,088 recordings. Recordings selected must be twenty-five years or older. This year, jazz is well […]

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Jazz in Town: JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates Jazz Icons!

This week, we take time to celebrate the 100th Birthdays of some of most fondly remembered Jazz Icons in the history of jazz.  Celebrations include remembering Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie.  Highlighted by the appearance of international jazz artist and star, jazz pianist Elio Villafranca. Highlights JAZZ 100 Festival Presented by JazzBuffalo, in […]

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Jazz In Town: Pausing to Remember

We pause briefly to remember one of the legends of jazz in Buffalo jazz history – drummer Lou Marino.  Lou Marino passed away at the age of 80 years old.  Leaving behind a trail of impactful mentoring, memorable performances, many friends, and family.  A very humble man with a rich history who always had time […]

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Jazz In Town: Ambassadors Of Jazz Visit Buffalo

Buffalo gets a visit this weekend from one of the top ambassadors of jazz – Wynton Marsalis.  And, from notable ambassadors such as Wycliffe Gordon and in the free jazz world – Charles Gayle.  There is plenty of jazz in the area this week and beyond. Highlights Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, […]

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Three-Day JAZZ 100 Festival Celebrates 100th Birthdays Of Four Jazz Icons

From the passionate jazz fans to the public audience, they are known by a single name.  Whether growing up and hearing parents talk about them, studying jazz history, or exposed to American music via television, most people in America have come to know the single names of Ella, Monk, Dizzy, and Mongo.  Four single name […]

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Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival July 23rd and July 30th Remembers Legends – Part 1

On two weekend Sundays in July (July 23rd and July 30th), Buffalo pays tribute to the legacy of the revered Pappy Martin, the legendary jazz artist.  Produced by Dawn Martin Berry-Walker, who is keeping the legacy of her father alive, the annual festival promises special performances this year.  The Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival […]

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